演讲者: Prof. Dennis Sylvester (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
演讲题目: Ultra Low Power System Design Challenges and Solutions
演讲概要: This talk describes a design approach that focuses on system-level energy minimization to achieve nanowatt-level complete microsystems. Starting with proper technology selection, the approach systematically targets power minimization in critical design building blocks including timers, memories, processors, and interface circuits. Near-threshold circuits are a key element in designing such ultra-low power blocks and the state of the art in ultra-low power design of these components will be reviewed, while areas requiring further reductions will be highlighted. Finally, the feasibility of major (order of magnitude) advances in low power circuits to enable energy autonomous microsystems will be briefly discussed, including technology-circuit co-optimization and accelerator-based design.
演讲者简历: Dennis Sylvester received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has published over 350 articles along with one book and several book chapters and holds 16 US patents. His research interests include the design of millimeter-scale computing systems and energy efficient near-threshold computing for a range of applications. He is
co-founder of Ambiq Micro, a fabless semiconductor company developing ultra-low power mixed-signal solutions for compact wireless devices. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.